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No Mercy (Sgt Major Crane story)
     

No Mercy (Sgt Major Crane story)

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by Wendy Cartmell
 

No Mercy:
"In my experience, those who beg for mercy seldom deserve it." Sgt Major Crane says to Billy. But how do other people react when someone begs for mercy? No Mercy is a short story leading Crane through several twists and turns, until he uncovers the truth.
There are four mystery stories in this collection and excerpts from the Sgt Major

Overview

No Mercy:
"In my experience, those who beg for mercy seldom deserve it." Sgt Major Crane says to Billy. But how do other people react when someone begs for mercy? No Mercy is a short story leading Crane through several twists and turns, until he uncovers the truth.
There are four mystery stories in this collection and excerpts from the Sgt Major Crane novels. "Mercilessly well written"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044192935
Publisher:
Wendy Cartmell
Publication date:
12/13/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
398,407
File size:
112 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Wendy Cartmell has a BA (Hons) degree in English and Education and is a former teacher, PR manager and editor of a large corporate newspaper. She recently turned her hand to crime writing resulting in a new crime series featuring Sgt Major Crane of the Special Investigations Branch, drawing on her husband’s 22 years service in the British Army.

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No Mercy (Sgt Major Crane story) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Wendy Cartwell’s No Mercy offers a collection of short stories with the first one introducing the titular character of the author’s novel series. The stories are quick and dark, though surprisingly not a fast read, despite the urgency of swift tense changes, and immediacy of references to war in Afghanistan. There’s a veritable sergeant-majorly sense of care in attention to details of scenes, crime scenes, and characters’ backstories and clothing. And each tale has a satisfying sting in the tail, tinged with horror perhaps, sometimes guessed and sometimes well hidden. Wounded women are frequently placed in the driving seat of these tales, and there are some fascinating characters, good and bad. But for me, the best part of this book is the preview of a longer novel offered at the end. I really wished I could read more. Disclosure: The book was free and I’d heard of the series, but haven’t read any of the novels. I’m offering my honest review.
Marcia_CarringtonMC More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable short story collection with the common theme of people displaying no mercy to others, such as spouses, work collegues, in varying degrees, and, in different ways. While I liked all of the stories, I especially found the stories where people were unsparing to each other, both compelling, and quietly chilling. I hope that the author someday writes another short story collection in a similar vein, as her depictions of unflinching characters carrying out nefarious deeds are excellently portrayed. Well done.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Great anthology. *Book source ~ Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review. No Mercy has five short stories and an excerpt from Steps to Heaven, the first book in the Sgt Major Crane series. Well-written and easy to fit into about 10 or 15 minutes of free time, each story is a good read.  Short stories are my Achilles Heel. I have a hard time writing about them without giving anything away. So I will just say that I enjoyed each one. I’m not exactly sure which genre they are other than fiction, but I would feel most comfortable slotting them under suspense. I’ve already read Steps to Heaven, so I skipped the excerpt, but of the five shorts I’d say that "What If…?" was my favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are nine short stories in this 70 page book. They are all mysteries. There is violence, some vivid. All are well written and edited. This book was free. I would like to read a full length book by this author. I usually do not like many short stories, so this book was a nice surprize. Men would enjoy this also. Ages 16 and up. AD
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